The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.
From 5:00 a.m. on 08/16/2018 through 5:00 a.m. on 08/17/2018, MPD received 538 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown. MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
To further break down the 538 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (106), East (90), Midtown (68), North (75), South (50), West (84), and Other (65). Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City. For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other".
1) NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 7:56 a.m. Officers responded to N. Sherman Ave for a subject (45-year-old WM) experiencing an overdose (prescription medication). The subject was conveyed to a local hospital. The subject was left in the care of medical staff. Investigation continuing.
2) WEST: Found Person – 9:19 a.m. Officers responded to a report that a non-verbal child (5-year-old WM) was located wearing minimal clothing and without adult supervision. Shortly after, dispatch received a call from the child's grandparents with concerns for his whereabouts. No concerns were identified for the overall care/supervision of the child. The child was left in the care of his mother. No further action deemed necessary by police.
3) EAST: Check Person – 11:14 a.m. Officers responded to the 4900 block of Commercial Ave for a subject (26-year-old WM) causing a disturbance by yelling and throwing items. The subject was contacted. No damage was located/reported. No charges were substantiated. The subject was advised to leave the area, which he did. No further action deemed necessary by the police.
4) EAST: Traffic Incident – 2:02 p.m. Officers made contact with a caller (56-year-old WM) who reported riding his motorized bicycle on Milwaukee St when an unknown vehicle veered too close to him while he was in the bike lane. The caller stated he had to move over due to the close proximity of the vehicle and he lost his balance, falling off the bike. The caller denied that the vehicle actually made contact with the bicycle or him. The caller was conveyed to a local hospital for minor injuries. Investigation continuing.
5) NORTH: Check Person – 5:51 p.m. Officers responded to check the welfare of a suicidal subject (18-year-old WM). Attempt to locate aired. Areas checked. K9 track conducted. The subject was entered as missing in the appropriate databases. The subject was later located at a family member's home. Journey Mental Health consulted. The subject is safe and a plan was made to leave him in the care of his family.
6) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:13 p.m. Officers responded to the 1500 block of Troy Dr for a domestic disturbance. The suspect (27-year-old HM) punched a victim (56-year-old UF) who is the mother of his girlfriend/victim #2 (21-year-old UF). The suspect was arrested for substantial battery, domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct. Another disturbance is being investigated; additional charges may be forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
7) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 4:03 a.m. Officers responded to a local hospital to make contact with a subject who presented with an unusual injury to his mouth. An unknown male went to a hospital to seek treatment for a large portion of his tongue being detached. Officers were able to locate the severed tongue. Investigation revealed that the injury was self-inflicted and no crimes had been committed. Press release completed.